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Southeast Asia taps AI and satellites to tackle traffic jams

Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur turn to technology to ease congestion

These cars, trucks and motorbikes are bottlenecked on a Jakarta street. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

BANGKOK -- Emerging economies in Asia are turning to the "internet of things," artificial intelligence and satellites to alleviate their cities' traffic jams.

These technologies are being adopted amid concerns that traffic congestion might emerge as a drag on economic growth as the number of automobiles increases faster than more and wider roads are built.

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